Modern Germany is a symbol of hope since the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989. Traditional Germany is a country of living history, colorful pageants, open markets and breathtaking beauty. Travel with Frank and Kay Nichols to this intriguing land of natural beauty and distinctive history. The first stop is the great port of Frankfurt, followed by a cruise down the Rhine. Touch history at Rudesheim and bonn, the birthplace of Beethoven. In magnificent Cologne, visit the ancient Roman Gate and 13th century cathedral. Celebrate the colorful Whitsunday pageant in medieval Rothenburg. Tour Nuremberg. Shop in the large open Hauptmarket. And see the home of the famous Hummel figurines. Join in a celebration at Bad Kissingen and learn the history of its elegant spa. Tour the storybook towns of Steinau, home of the brothers Grimm, medieval Alsfeld and Ziegenhain. Relive the adventures of the Pied Piper in Hamelin. Spend time in bustling Hamburg. Then relax in historic Lubeck and at the beach at Travemunde. See the poignant symbols of war and freedom as you explore the vital city of Berlin. Then, see Munich, its National Theatre, historical Marienplatz, Nymphenburg Palace and Karlstor Arch. Visit Heidelberg. Cruise the Mosel River to Traven-Trarbach vinyards. Relax in the waters at Baden-Baden or at the popular Bertesgarden resort. Visit lake constance, the gardens at Mainau, then cross the Lake to ancient Meersburg. Take a romantic carriage ride to a mountain hideaway at Neuschwanstein. Board the cog railway at Elbsee for a journey through alpine forests to a breathtaking panorama of the Alps. Delight in this tour of Germany, a country of natural beauty and a priceless heritage.